Gauff beat Williams 7-6 (5), 6-3 on Monday. “I was a bit shocked. I’m sure everyone was a bit shocked,” said Gauff.
Waykar was part of the Junior Asian Track Cycling Championship in 2017 and won the national titles in 2016 and 2017. She finished third in her first time in the Senior category at the 2019 Nationals in the Time Trial.
Shuttler PV Sindhu won the prestigious Sportstar of the Year award at Aces Awards on Monday.
At the Auckland Classic, Williams won her first title since the 2017 Australian Open, breaking a three-year drought.
“I just remember it was windy and being angry, hating my now-husband Alexis Ohanian. I was like ‘I can’t stand you and I don’t know why,” recalled Williams.
“There’s a lot of girls that are deserving of that centre-court spot,” the experienced player said.
She became the oldest No. 1 in WTA history and equalled Steffi Graf’s record for most consecutive weeks atop the rankings. She became the oldest woman to win a Grand Slam singles trophy in the professional era. However, now Williams is itching to equal Margaret Court’s record 24 Grand Slam titles.
After back to back failures post World Championships gold, Sindu says, “I learnt a lot from those mistakes. It is important for me to stay positive, and come back stronger”
“Where there’s a will, there’s a way,” she has told the press. “I definitely have the will, so I think I will keep finding the way. I feel like I’m going to get more [wins] as the future goes on.” – Venus Williams
“Whether it was health issues; coming back; having a child; almost dying from that – she has endured it all and she is still in championship form,” Allaster said. “Her records speak for themselves.”
“We are seeing the news and a lot of people are dying and I did not expect this. I request all the sportspersons of our country that we should come out and condemn violence.” – Jwala Gutta
After making her debut in 2009, last year, Sindhu successfully made it to the Forbes List Of 30 Under 30 Asia 2018. She is among a total of four Indians included in the list’s ‘Entertainment & Sports’ category.